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Academy Hostel

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Via Ricasoli 9, 50122 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #22 of 246 Specialty Lodging in Florence
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If there was one thing I hated about this hostel? It is leaving. There are just so many good things about this hostel. How is it even possible that you can find a clean hostel, with an awesome staff, with free afternoon wine, near the major tourists spots, in a very affordable price. Well, thanks to Academy Hostel, it is... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in the 6 person room for 4 nights. The hostel was right down the street from the Duomo which helped with finding our way back to the hostel. The room, common room and bathroom were all very clean. The aperitivo was nice though not many people joined in, however it was fairly easy to meet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just steps from the Duomo, the location is prime and best thing about this hostel. Getting everywhere was convenient, being so central in city center. There is aperitivo every night, which was fun to meet people, or have a little wine before hitting the town. As for amenities, wifi was sometimes slow and there is one source of power outlets... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The number one thing about this hostel is its location about 30 seconds away from Florence cathedral and about 30 seconds from Academia Gallery in the other direction. I stayed for one week in May 2015 in a 4 person mixed ensuite room. The ensuite bathroom was actually separate from the bedroom but was right next door. The room itself... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

I was enjoying my stay here until one incident ruined my stay. You are required to leave the hostel between 11-2 while they clean. This means the hostel is a very clean place to stay. Anyway, I had a tour to Pisa leaving at 1, so I decided to do some sightseeing and shopping before this. At about 11.15 I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

This was my first time at a hostel and I must say it was a great experience. I stayed in a 4 person room and it was very clean, the beds were extremely comfortable, and the bathroom was clean. The staff was great as well, going out of their way to make you feel comfortable and at home. If you... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

I was there for only one night (wanted another one but Florence is busy so book in advance). Check in is at 2:30. Anyways, you are at 30 sec of the Duomo (center of the old city). About 7 mins of the train station. Cant dream of a better location in an small calm street. The day staff, especially the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I stayed in the 5 bed dorm for two nights and I enjoyed it. The staff are very nice and helpful and the location is great (right next to the Duomo and a short walk from the main train station). They also provide little social events like happy hour in addition to the free breakfasts. The wifi was slower than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We are a 50-year-old couple who decided to stay in hostels while traveling Europe to make the most of our traveling dollars, or Euros! This place goes out of its way to live up to its reputation. It is extremely clean, yet comfortable, with an outside courtyard with many tables. They offer a free "Happy Hour" of sorts every evening.... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I love this place!! I stayed here 4 nights in late April. I stayed in a 4 bed mixed dorm. I am a solo female traveller in my mid twenties. The room - good size, spotlessly clean. Loved the screens between beds so it felt like you had your own area. Loved that there were no bunk beds and you... More 

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Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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